Group Forum: Exercise Help!

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free_bird

Joined: Jul 08
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Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 08:49
Like the name of this group, I'm a busy professional. My biggest opportunity for exercise is on the weekends. Please understand - I know some exercise is better than none. Can someone give me some encouragement to get my butt out there and at least take a 30 minute walk Sat/Sun?

Does anyone else only exercise on the weekends?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
NC Nicole

Joined: Mar 13
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Posted: 12 Mar 2013, 11:50
We have a lot in common LOL I try not to only exercise on weekends, but some weeks when life (or the weather) conspire against me, that's all I get! I try to look at Sat & Sun as the gimme exercise days...the days I KNOW I can exercise, no matter what. I've been fitness walking a little over 3 miles 3 miles (about 43 min) whenever I can (shooting for 4-5 times per week) since the beginning of this year, and have actually started to look forward to it. Podcast listening has helped a lot! Just yesterday added 1 min slow jogging intervals for every 4 min of walking. It took me about 40 min & I was sweating like a P-I-G when I finished, so I know it was a great workout! I'm hoping to build up from there & I'm pretty sure you can too. Just get your shoes on and walk as fast as you can for as long as you can on Sat & Sun and you'll at least have 2 days of exercise in the bag when you go back to work on Monday. That always makes me feel motivated and less stressed when things come up during the week. Surprised)
ogliz

Joined: Sep 11
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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 11:22
I travel for work every week. Hardly spend time with friends during the week. After struggling to keep active, I have a walking buddy who naturally walks faster than my "fast walk". It definately makes me sweat it out more and the buddy system works for the positive peer pressure. The final plus is that I get to spend time with a friend that does not involve going out shopping or out to eat!
ogliz
Nathashae

Joined: Dec 12
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Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 07:00
This seems like a great group to be a part of....I dont get the support from hubby anymore as far as getting fit. He expects me to do all the supporting for both of us but after 40+ hours of work at the office then 2-3 hours of graduate work per night...I am struggling! Trying to squeeze in all the working out i can and hold my own self accountable in the eating department. Any words of wisdom you can share....lay it on me! Smile
free_bird

Joined: Jul 08
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Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 15:58
Hi all! I found a YouTube workout video and did it at home last night! Go me! Very Happy

It was a short cardio workout, but I was breathing hard by the end. I am proud of myself for doing something finally.

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
NC Nicole

Joined: Mar 13
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Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 16:05
Go you! Sweaty & out of breath for any amount of time is AWESOME!!
free_bird

Joined: Jul 08
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Posted: 21 Mar 2013, 15:29
I have managed to do small workouts (found on YouTube) at home for the last 3 nights. I'm so proud of me. I've done a different one each night to work different areas. Last night I used a resistance band to work my arms which is my #2 problem area. Feeling happy with my (small) progress.

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.